Beno: Finally drying up here in the northern rivers. Autumn planting tomorrow!
Mar 30, 2021 17:25:35 GMT 10
malewithatail: Finally drying out up here in the Northern rivers as well, now to see to the bees. At least my arthritis will be gone by tonight from the stings ! No, its not an old wives tale, the stings really do relieve the pain.
Mar 31, 2021 6:54:04 GMT 10
spinifex: I just competed another lap of the sun ... that makes 45.1 trillion kilometres traveled. Spinning the whole time at 1600 km per hour. Holy cow. No wonder I'm tired. And dizzy.
Apr 5, 2021 14:14:36 GMT 10
Tri-Polar: Didnt think it deserved a thread of its own. Ive been reading a good book with useful information lately. "The handbook, surviving and living with climate change". Information that is useful doesnt always relate to climate change.
Apr 12, 2021 19:21:47 GMT 10
My first thought is Sauerruben - fermented turnips.
Grate the turnips - or julienne them with a mandolin - and add about 10g of salt per 500g of turnip. Ferment them either in a "Fido" brand jar, a kraut crock, or any other jar which seals out the air (but be sure to "burp" it every day to release pressure).
In about a month you'll have horseradish-y goodness.
Rather than having a massive yield of turnips hows about planting swedes, parsnip and carrots as well, then when harvested turn some of them into a veggie stock and bottle, you can then use it as a base for soup, stew at a later date. If these veg are planted at the same time they generally are ready to harvest at the same time. Another idea is to sell/barter some with neighbours or at the local market so you can then buy some staples that you might be low on.... let some go to seed so you will have a supply for next year. You can store some, but they are no where near as good as the fresh veg!
Rather than having a massive yield of turnips hows about planting swedes, parsnip and carrots as well, ...
Of course, in hindsight.....
well was just thinking if you wanted to barter it might be a more useful item.... most people these days look at turnips and wonder WTF would i do with this whereas if you have the magic four the peeps would be like ohhh soooup ok in fact I will be your first customer I will trade you a hypothetical sandwich bag of amaranth grain for a soup bunch.... thanks <3